I’m Caucasian yet there are millions of minorities who are smarter, better looking, and wealthier than I am. There are thousands of African American actors, athletes, and musicians whose children are starting off in life with a lot more “privilege” than millions of white Americans. Should this be called: “Black Privilege?” I hope not.
Which reminds me, the NAACP is discussing boycotting the NFL because the former quarterback for San Francisco (Colin Kaepernick), hasn't been picked up by any NFL teams after he walked out on his contract. Of course Kaapernick is the player who wouldn't stand up during the National Anthem because he believes our country is racist. The NAACP is saying that Colin doesn't have a job because the NFL teams are owned by white people. If this is the case, why are 70% of the NFL rosters filled by African Americans? It appears to me that these white owners might be the least racist of any group in the country, they just care about winning. The only color they're not color blind too is green.
This is a great example of what we're up against. The NAACP which should be focused on babies out of wedlock, crime, high school dropout rates, people on government assistance, etc., instead is focusing their efforts on a millionaire athlete and trying to manufacture a case of racism which is so ridiculous that I cringe anytime I hear one of their representatives try to prove their case.
NFL teams make money by winning. I guarantee you they don't care about a quarterback's race or sexual orientation as long as he can help them win games. It's this simple. I'll reiterate before I move on, 70% of the athletes on NFL teams are African American, when it comes to the millions of dollars that can be made in sports, it's not a privilege being white.
I don’t believe white privilege is systemic in today’s day and age. What exists is something that has always existed and this is economic privilege. Hillary Clinton made many mistakes and one of the major ones was for her to attack white people. There are pockets all around our country of white people (like in Appalachia), where there's generational poverty. Millions of economically challenged whites voted for Trump because Hillary said if you’re white you’re privileged and they certainly knew this was a lie.
Liberals like to focus on the percentage of African Americans in poverty and not the actual raw data which shows close to 25 million whites are living in poverty compared to around 10 million blacks. She even called these people deplorable. She did all this yet somehow she wouldn’t admit to playing a part in losing the election. Instead, she’s used the usual Democrat tactic of playing the “victim” card and making it sound like everyone was working against her.
My greatest concern with the mentality that some minorities have regarding there being white privilege is that it only serves to hold them back and the fact is our country would be much better off if everyone understood their true potential and worked to achieve it instead of playing victim and forever selling themselves short.
The fact is white people don't have built in their DNA the ability to make good choices for their lives. I grew up relatively poor but ended up by most standards as very successful. I didn't do it on my own, I'm where I am today because of my mentors, parents, siblings, teachers, etc. It would dishonor them to believe it was the color of my skin that was behind my success. They deserve better.
With this in mind, there's nothing in African American or Hispanic DNA that would cause them to make poor choices for their lives. It is the people in their lives who can help them achieve success; Doctor Ben Carson sure did. He grew up in the projects and became one of the greatest neurosurgeons in the country. In his case, his mom is the one who made the difference and helped him became the great man he is today. Because he had this amazing mentor, he made good decisions for his life.
The moral to my post is that it isn't skin color that determines ones future it's the people in our lives and the choices we make. Statistics show overwhelmingly that an African American female who graduates high school, gets an entry-level job, and doesn't have a child out of wedlock, will make it out of poverty. She would climb the economic ladder and the odds are that when she does get married and has children, they will experience an even better economic future. If a Caucasian female doesn't graduate high school, has a child out of wedlock, and doesn't begin working, she'd end up in poverty. Her skin color would not help her overcome poor choices for her life.
Claiming white privilege is a liberal tactic to reduce personal responsibility. Whites do not hold other ethnic groups back. They did, but there are no laws in place now that put African Americans at a disadvantage because both they and the Republican Party fought hard for their equality. This statement makes Democrats mad but the truth is the truth. The bottom line is being white won't overcome poor choices. I don't consider it a privilege to be white but that's because I'm not a racist.